Posted November 28, 2013

Cowboys to wear blue jerseys at home vs. Raiders

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said the Broncos secondary does a lot of holding.  (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and the rest of the team will be sporting a new look at home. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys will wear blue jerseys at home for their Thanksgiving showdown against the Oakland Raiders for the first time since they called their home the Cotton Bowl, reports Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com.

According to league rules, teams are not allowed to wear an alternate helmet because of the league’s enhanced awareness on concussions.

It will be the second time the Cowboys have worn the blue jerseys this season. The first time was on Sept. 29, when they lost 30-21 to the San Diego Chargers.

The Cowboys (6-5) have traditionally worn their white jerseys at home. For the game, the Raiders (4-7) will wear their white jerseys.

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“I think everything is about putting players’ safety first and foremost,” Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said. “I don’t know if it’s a given that moving one helmet to another is an issue, but we haven’t proven that it’s not either. But we’re always going to err on the side of safety. It’s going to give us a new look this year but sometimes there’s nothing wrong with that either. We’ll continue to look at that. It doesn’t mean you won’t see alternative helmets in the future. It’s just we want to make sure right now that we always err on the side of players’ safety until we’ve really dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s.”

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4 comments
tommerj
tommerj

The helmet comes up because when they have worn blue at home they have worn their throwback uniforms from 1960-1963 that had stars on the shoulders and a white helmet with a blue star. The article could have been written better explaining that the NFL now doesn't allow for alternate helmets which cancels out Dallas' white throwback helmet. A similar issue happened this year with Tampa not wearing their old orange jerseys with a white helmet since they couldn't change from the pewter helmet.

MartinDavidMcCoy
MartinDavidMcCoy

I am sure that the Cowboys will have to file for bankruptcy if they were to wear a different color helmet when they wear their dark blue jerseys (tongue firmly in cheek).

DaveH911
DaveH911

I'm confused. What does the helmet have to do with jersey color? 

Jameson
Jameson

@DaveH911 I'm confused too. The Cowboys wear the same helmet with their blues and their whites. They do have an alternate uniform, the ugly blue one with the white sleeve and that does have a different helmet, a white one. Cowboys normally chose to wear white at home for some reason, superstition I hear. Still the helmet is not the issue. Strange article.